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  1. Sport - Rugby - Margaret River Sevens

    Hong Kong Dragons win Plate final in Perth

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:47pm

    ... invitational side Outlaws. Gary Wong, Jonny Rees and captain Max Woodward all scored tries in the final, with Josh Peters adding two conversions and Adam Raby contributing one more. “We had a strong performance against what was a very good team,” said the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s head of technical development and performance Dai Rees, who is acting as tour manager during the Perth tour. ...

  2. Rees demands gold from strong sevens squad

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Nothing less than gold will satisfy Hong Kong's head coach Dai Rees at next month's East Asian Games. 'People are talking about us getting to the medal podium, but we want gold,' said Rees, who has announced his 12-strong men's squad, who will be among the favourites. Such a result would mean rugby becoming the first team sport to claim a team ...

  3. Rees aims to lift HK with breakfast pep-talk

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay When Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees meets his players at the breakfast table in Almaty today, he will most probably greet them by saying, 'The coffee is great ... today. 'Coming here is a step into the unknown. We will be playing in strange conditions, and up against a good side who will have a lot of crowd support,' Rees said. 'But stepping ...

  4. Rees seeks 'right leader' for HK

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay New Hong Kong coach Dai Rees will hope to return from Brisbane next month having identified his wing man for next season's HSBC Asian Five Nations campaign. A 31-strong squad were named yesterday for a get-to-know training trip to Brisbane from December 17-21. It will be Welshman Rees' first opportunity to take a close look at the players after being ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong’s sevens team to warm up at tournament in Zimbabwe

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 10:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... rugby's performance chief Dai Rees said it would be ideal preparation for another tilt at becoming a core team on the HSBC Sevens World Series. We will name the squad for the Hong Kong Sevens after the team return from Zimbabwe Dai Rees "We expect the competition to be of a high standard in Zimbabwe," said Rees, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of technical ...

  6. Focus belongs on 15-man game, says Rees

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and shouldn't be overshadowed by sevens, said coaching chief Dai Rees as the World Cup showpiece ended on Saturday. Hong Kong returned home last night with plenty to ponder before their home tournament - the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens, the fifth leg of the IRB Series - gets under way at the end of this month. Rees, who was an interested observer of the Rodney McIntosh-coached ...

  7. Brave new world for HK under Rees

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to stop the Japanese juggernaut. For head coach Dai Rees, the game is a memorable milestone. The former Gwent Dragons assistant coach will be celebrating his 100th international game as a coach. ... Asia's top side,' said Rees (pictured). 'It is my first full international, and in Asia, and against a head coach and a legend in John Kirwan.' Rees has coached Wales ...

  8. Under-performing HK baffle coach Rees

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... coach Dai Rees is back at square one, wondering where it all went wrong. The early morning crowd were still struggling through the turnstiles as the home team were being bundled out ... before going on to win the Shield. Yesterday the team they had beaten in the Shield final last year, Russia, were playing in the Cup competition. Hong Kong, however, have gone the other way. Rees ...

  9. Young guns fill Rees with hope for the future

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Victory might have just slipped Hong Kong's grasp in Incheon as they were defeated 36-34 by South Korea, but head coach Dai Rees was still a satisfied man. Rees returned ... to respond to his new regime. Rees was especially contented with the performances of young guns like backs Adam Raby and Ed Rolston, who both had outstanding games against South Korea in the HSBC ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong seek rugby berth at National Games

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com With many local stars ineligible for the event, coach Dai Rees can blood fresh talent HK aim to qualify for National Games Hong Kong rugby will break new ... August 31 to September 12. "We have to play against 11 provinces in this pre-qualifier, with five places up for grabs," HK national coach Dai Rees said. "The main tournament ...




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